Kelly Country Trial - Event Cancelled

Hi all, Yes, unfortunately it is correct that we have had to cancel the Kelly Country Trial.

In the last week, Parks Victoria deemed some of the roads unsuitable (even though we have used them dozens of times in the past), and this left some gaping holes in the route that were difficult to fill at such short notice.

We wanted to ensure that the event was a true navigational trial and not a road race, and with many of our unmapped roads or tight and twisty tracks removed from the route, this proved very difficult.

Subsequent to this, Parks Victoria at Beechworth wanted the NECC to pay a permit fee of $861.50, plus a $500 bond just for the privilege of using the roads in Mt Barambogie. This was, quite literally, the straw that broke the camel's back.

A change of date to later in the year was discussed, but with a busy calendar in the second half of the year, this was difficult.

The NECC apologises to the rally community for the late cancellation of the event, but in the circumstances we have been left with no other option.

Rest assured this decision was not taken lightly, and we are extremely disappointed at having to cancel what would have been a great event.

Kind regards
Peter Whitten
North Eastern Car Club